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59. What Gimmick Match Debuted This Day in 96?

Wrestling has essentially been around for as long as there have been humans walking this earth.  The history of sport can be traced back to 2 basic competitions.  As long as there have been people, at some point those people have challenge each other to see either which of them can run faster or which of them can overpower the other in hand-to-hand combat.

Professional wrestling, as both sport & theater, has been around since the end of the 19th century, evolving from the cross pollination of the amateur wrestling seen in the “Modern Olympic Games” starting in the late 1800s & the performative nature of carnival strongman exhibitions.

With more than 100 years in the practice of telling the simple story of good vs. bad, professional wrestling is always trying to come up with new twists on how to serve up that age-old struggle in a way that is fresh.

So what new gimmick match made its’ debut on this day in 1996?

Buried Alive!

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